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    Two different belkins, still testing. Check here for updates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by punkrokk View Post
    Has anyone ever even used an express slot?
    My dad uses one everyday. It's his connection to the internet.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    My dad uses one everyday. It's his connection to the internet.
    Is it a GSM/EVDO Card? Is it faster than a PCMCIA one?

    Since the standard is supposed to be faster than PCMCIA I wonder if you can actually notice a performance boost by using that the express slot on say a NIC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beakmyn View Post
    Try getting out to a client's site with your brand new fancy travel laptop (The kind where the CD rom and floppy are on cables), only to find you don't have a serial port! The one thing you absolutely have to have and you ain't got it!
    Gotta love it when they reinvent the wheel
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    what's the chipset inside ????

    have you "borrow it" for launch a test under bt ???

    i you have success please feedback.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by shamanvirtuel View Post
    what's the chipset inside ????

    have you "borrow it" for launch a test under bt ???

    i you have success please feedback.........
    The Belkin F5D8073 & F5D8071 N1 Wireless have a RT2890T RALINK chipset. Far as getting reliable information good luck, even Belkin's own site has conflicting info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by punkrokk View Post
    Is it a GSM/EVDO Card? Is it faster than a PCMCIA one?

    Since the standard is supposed to be faster than PCMCIA I wonder if you can actually notice a performance boost by using that the express slot on say a NIC?
    Beats me, he lives in Ohio, I live in Alaska. I'm pretty sure there isn't a noticeable difference between the two. I'm pretty sure pcmcia is faster than any cellular data rate. He had the older pcmcia card, but upgraded his dell and the new laptop only has pci-express.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrairieFire View Post


    Could be worse. They could have made an irda express card.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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